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Look Cycle ends relationship with Russian road team

Published March 1, 2022

(VELONEWS) — Look Cycle has immediately ended its association with the Gazprom-RusVelo team as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

In a post on social media (below) the bike and component supplier announced that "in light of the recent shocking and unforgivable news, we have decided to stop our technical support and partnership with the Gazprom-RusVelo Cycling Team.

Look and Gazprom linked up at the start of the season and last week the team's Czech rider Mathias Vacek won stage 6 of the UAE Tour.

However, on Monday, the IOC called on sports federations to ban Russian teams and athletes from competing. The cycling federation, UCI, announced Monday that it would ban Russia-registered pro teams from participating in Russian events, and remove Russian UCI-licensed events from its calendars, among other steps

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